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LG G3 Android Update: LG and Mobile Carriers Prepping Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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September 11
10:06 AM 2015

As reports thrive in the tech department, LG might be skipping the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for one of its flagship smartphones G3. LG after all seems to be planning the Android 6.0 Marshmallow release for G3 while mid-range LG devices have already received the latest software version of Android Lollipop update.

 LG G3 units on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon are now bound for the Marshmallow update as reported. According to rumors, the major mobile carriers in the US are now busy prepping their own updates to incorporate with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software as it nears release later this month.

Marshmallow software shall come over come through over-the-air update using a Wi-Fi connection. If prompted for the update, make sure battery life is at least 50% before proceeding with the download.

 Storage should have an extra memory space depending on the download's file size. The update will come in stages which means it will come to other units on a later time.

Current software version status of LG G3 are as follows:

Phone

Current Software Version

Last Updated

AT&T  LG G3

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (D85021r)

September 10, 2015

Sprint  LG G3

Android 5.0 Lollipop (LS990ZVA)

Aug 03, 2015

T-Mobile  LG G3

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

July 9, 2015

US Celullar  LG G3

Android 5.1 Lollipop (US99022a)

August 3, 2015

Verizon  LG G3

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

July 13, 2015

To check the software version of the phone, just go to Home > Settings > About device. Read the software version.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow will bring new features and improvements. Here's a peek of what to come for Marshmallow.

  • Emergency calls automatically appears with the nearest contact center and current location. The dialer performs some notable actions when dialing 911 or other registered emergency number. When dialed, the name of the number will appear on the screen, covered on a GPS map of your current location.
  • The new API level 23 introduces support to the fingerprint scanner for a better enrolment experience. It will also bring better error reporting, and enumeration support. The user-facing app permission controls and behaviors have been changed.
  • A rotatable home screen will now function in landscape format for apps and home screen.
  • The new app drawer removes the alphabetical divider and idle space at the end of some sections. This makes the drawer to more faster. A delete option to the screenshot has been added in the notification drawer.
  • Status bar icons can be personalized based on favorites or frequency of use. Those who are idle apps for quite some time users will have the option to remove them.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow will also features a RAM manager, network settings reset option, storage overhaul, personalized Chrome tabs, supports for Android Pay and USB Type-C, app links, and a lot more.

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